Mr. Teddy, Geek Bear Extraordinaire
This adorable geeky teddy bear was a collaboration between two geeky crafters, Tally Heilke and Jessica Schwab. Tally sewed the bear, and Jessica knit several cute nerdy accessories from wool yarn to keep it warm. The bear comes with:
- 1-up Sweater (Super Mario Brothers)
- Jayne Cobb Hat (Firefly)
- 4th Doctor Scarf (Doctor Who)
This teddy is a fan of lots of things, just like you, and can’t wait to give you a hug (it's extremely huggable, being made from a felted chenille sweater). The bear is patient and a great listener, and will gladly lend a sympathetic ear as you express your impatience waiting for that awesome new game/film/show/book to finally come out (yes, Teddy agrees that the next George R. R. Martin novel is taking foreeeeeever to get here) or your dismay at that piece of your geeky childhood that somebody somewhere is ruining.
Jessica has been knitting for over 15 years, and designing her own brand of nerdy knit items for over 4 years. As much as she loves the finished items she crafts, the process of creating, collaborating, designing, and researching each project is what she enjoys the most. Knitting is her main hobby (addiction?), and she enjoys incorporating nerd culture into her designs. She recently recreated the infamous Clown Sweater for Wil Wheaton, and has many more fun projects in store. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her three cats, and one very tolerant-of-yarn-everywhere partner. This is her 3rd year as a Desert Bus crafter.
Tally Heilke is a seamstress with a penchant for making clothing and plushies, with the clothing often being rather geeky (R2-D2 hats and piranha plant dress appliqués) and the plushies often coming in numbers that constitute a small (and very cuddly) army. She has written an abundant collection of craft tutorials at tallystreasury.com. There, you can find instructions for making felted eyeball earrings, paper jewelry, baby MtG Myr plushies and much, much more. Tally owns far too much fabric, roughly 30 pairs of scissors, and LOTS of other sharp, pokey crafting tools. She loses her mind on a regular basis trying to fulfill too many creative goals at once. She also manages the Desert Bus Prize Mines, so that keeps her kinda busy.